At Warwick, I convene two core modules for our undergraduates. One of these, a Year 2 survey of early modern history, inspired the Routledge textbook "The European World 1500-1800". It is a collaborative effort involving many of my current and former departmental colleagues and now serves as the companion text for our course.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
My research interest focus on the social and cultural history of late medieval and early modern Europe c. 1400-1800, in particular English parish communities; rural republics in the Holy Roman Empire; and public houses, drinking cultures and food history in the pre-modern period.
Personal Interests
Italian gastronomy, skiing in the Alps, following rarely successful football teams and indulging in eclectic period pop.